About NACC Malaysia

A national association of Christian counsellors which serves to promote and equip their Christian community in Christian counselling.

Our Beginning

The National Association of Christian Counsellors Malaysia (NACC Malaysia) was registered as a national association on 9th May 2011, and was officially launched by the Chairman of NECF Malaysia on 29th Oct 2011 in conjunction with our first National Counselling Conference.

NACC is registered as an independent body by the Registrar of Societies on 9 May 2011 (ROS number: 2291-11-SEL). We are a member of the International Network for Christian Counselling (INCC).

The Association

Christians advocating Christian counselling are usually represented by a national association of Christian counsellors which serves to promote and equip their Christian community in Christian counselling.

In Malaysia, the National Association of Christian Counsellors (NACC) is established with the support and encouragement of the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship of Malaysia.

Vision & Mission

To promote and equip the body of Christ in Malaysia with Christian Counselling knowledge and skills through networking, events, seminars, conferences and publications.

Our Mission

Promoting the development of Christian counselling as a publicly-recognised discipline
Equipping lay Christian counsellors in churches
Encouraging NACC members to research and write in areas unique to Christian counselling
Promoting high standards in the theory and practices of Christian counselling through the
NACC Code of Ethics
Initiating and promoting care and counsel as mission of Christ
Fostering co-operation and unity through sharing of information among Christians of different biblical counselling approaches

Board Members (2018-2019)

Patrick Cheng

President

Patrick Cheng has been in Christian ministry for over three decades. He holds a Bachelor of Theology from the Malaysia Bible Seminary, a M.A. in Pastoral Counselling from Alpha Omega International College and a Master in Counselling from HELP University.

His passion is to come alongside church leaders to build Emotionally Healthy Churches through speaking engagements and training workshops on strong marriages, smart parenting effective counselling skills, emotional excellence, sexual addiction and other mental health issues.

He is also a licensed counsellor at a professional counselling centre and a part-time lecturer at a local university. He has authored a book entitled Different Sage for Different Stage: A Journey in Christian Counselling, examining the needs of different stages of life from a Biblical and psychological perspective.

Peter Soo

Vice President

Peter Soo is a licensed and registered counsellor with Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia. He is currently running Perkhidmatan Komuniti Sempurna, an outreach ministry to the local youth in Kluang, Johor.

He had his theological training at the Bible College of Malaysia and Malaysia Bible Seminary. He also graduated with a Master in Counselling from Open University Malaysia and a Graduate Certificate in Counsellor Supervision from HELP University.

Vincent Lim

Secretary

Vincent Lim holds a Masters in Counselling from HELP University and a Bachelor in Applied Science (Physics, Hons) from Universiti Sains Malaysia. He is registered and licensed with the Malaysian Board of Counsellors, and a clinical member of the Malaysian Marriage and Family Therapy Association.

Vincent has been serving in various church ministries as a volunteer for over 20 years. He has worked amongst the youth, young adults, couples and families. Prior to being a professional counsellor, he spent 20 years in engineering and the corporate world.

Presently, besides his ministry at the National Association of Christian Counsellors (NACC) as their Secretary, he is a life group leader in his home church Every Nation Church Malaysia and is one of the directors and co-founders of ABRI Integrated Mental Health.

Soh Yoke Wah

Treasurer

Soh Yoke Wah is a licensed and registered counsellor with the Malaysia’s Board of Counsellor. She has obtained her Master in Counseling from HELP University. She is currently one of the therapists at a professional marriage and family therapy center, working mainly with adults, couples as well as family.

Besides giving counselling to individuals, she also has conducted talks to adults in churches on basic counseling skills, emotion management, dealing with stress, burn-out and other psycho-emotional issues. Besides serving as the treasurer in NACC, she also helps out in the Chinese ministry.

Ps. Phoebe Yee

Committee Member

Ps. Phoebe Yee holds a Bachelor of Divinity from Seminari Theology Malaysia, Master of Christian Marriage Therapy (MCMFT) from Bethel Seminary, and Certificate of Clinical Pastoral Education from Hong Kong.

She is a member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA) and is currently working towards membership with the American Association of Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT).

She is a therapist at a professional marriage and family therapy centre and also adjunct lecturer at a few local seminaries. She is in charge of the Chinese ministries at NACC Malaysia.

Phua Ah Eng

Committee Member

Phua Ah Eng is a retired educator, her last post being the Senior Assistant of a secondary school in Petaling Jaya. Besides her qualifications in the area of education, she holds a Masters in Pastoral Counselling.

Being the wife of a church elder, she does visitation of the church members and has learnt through the years of being with them. She and her family worships at Petaling Jaya Gospel Hall.

Dr. Yeo Pei Li

Committee Member

Dr. Yeo Pei Li is a licensed counsellor with the Malaysia’s Board of Counsellor since 2003. She specializes in couple and family counseling, trauma work, and career guidance and counseling.

She has also been involving in various educational institutions since 2004 in the capacity of a student counsellor, senior lecturer and trainer. Her doctorate is in counsellor education and supervision from Regent University. She is also one of the therapists at Rekindle Center for Systemic Therapy.

She is currently the Dean of Counselling Studies at Alpha Omega International College (AOIC) and an active member of the Family Life Ministries at Full Gospel Assembly (FGA), KL, her home church.

Council of Reference (2018-2019)

Dr John Court

Dr Eric Scalise

Dr Evelyn Biles

Dr T. Maniam

Dr Goh Chee Leong

Dr Johnben Loy

Ps Dr Daniel Ho

Ps Dr Chew Weng Chee

Dr Edmund Ng